Jet2 bin masks for flights to and from England and Northern Ireland
Jet2 have updated their policies for the use of masks in their hubs in airports in England and Northern Ireland and onboard their planes flying from these two countries. However, at the moment there is no update for Scotland, and at the moment the airline doesn’t fly from Wales.
According to the update on their website, from now, if you are travelling from England or Northern Ireland, it’s no longer a legal requirement to wear a face mask at their airport hubs or onboard their planes.
However, as per UK Government guidance, it is recommended that you continue to wear a face mask in these spaces, and you will need to wear one when you get to your overseas destination, depending on local restrictions in the country you are visiting.
In Scotland, it’s still a legal requirement for everyone aged six years and over to wear a face mask at Scottish airports and onboard Jet2 planes during the flight travelling to and from these airports, even if you're fully vaccinated.
In a statement Jet2 confirmed that you’ll need to wear a mask on the plane for landing, inside the airport you have landed at, and onboard transfers to and from your accommodation, again, even if you’re fully vaccinated.
If you’re travelling from Scotland and are unable to wear a mask, you can let Jet2 know in advance to be able to travel, by providing proof of your exemption to their Special Assistance team on 0800 408 5591 and they will authorise your travel. However, if you fail to wear a face mask without their agreement, you’ll not be allowed to board your flight.